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The production of hats in Biella is a tradition that dates back to 1700. As with textiles, this type of activity developed largely because of the mountainous location at the foot of the Alps, which precluded extensive crop cultivation, favouring the breeding and rearing of sheep for wool and textiles. Thus it is no coincidence that hat factories we...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

These delicious shortbread cookies are a must for the Italian Holiday season and cold winter days. The whipped shortbread pastry, in Italian FROLLA MONTATA, is a buttery pastry used for the preparation of desserts that require a cookie press or a pastry bag. Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a warm cup of tea, espresso, or cappuccino. Mer...

In the North of Italy, in the month of December, the most felt feast by the population is on the day 13 when we celebrate Santa Lucia, the shortest day of the year, date from which the light begins to reappear. In general the week venerated in the North is the one which starts from December 8th, feast of the Immaculate Conception to December 13th....

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, streets are getting lightened up, the rush to buy presents has started, we will soon see colored trees through the windows and that dazzling and lively atmosphere that only Christmas can give is settling in.  Overall, whether it has a religious meaning in it or not, I do believe that it is fair to...

Built in 1984 by Mountain Community of Garfagnana, this garden is used mainly for educational, scientific and instructional purposes, while it collects, protects and preserves the native flora of the Upper Lucchese Apennines, with special attention to the rare and endangered species. The Garden, which falls in the southernmost part of the Tuscan-Em...

Ciao from Rome!   As you probably know, at the end of October Rome hosted the G20 Summit, where the 20 most important countries in the world gather their leaders to talk about the future of the world. We the Italians sent a small reminder to the press offices of the summit and the embassies of the 20 countries involved. A symbolic communication, on...

The Stelvio National Park was established in 1935 and its 134,620 hectares in the heart of the Central Alps, which include the entire Ortler-Cevedale mountain range, make it the largest Italian park. It covers the four provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Brescia and Sondrio and offers a unique scenery of glaciers, waterfalls, glacial lakes and waterways,...

2021 is the year of Italian sport. Since July, with the victory of the European Soccer Championships, passing through the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the successes of the national men's and women's volleyball, polo, American football and cycling teams, it seems that the azzurri and azzurre known only how to win. And one month from the...

In recent years, street art is manifesting new and very interesting trends, going to marry with the sport. It is in fact increasingly common that sports fields such as basketball or futsal become the great canvases for works of street art that reshape and redevelop urban areas often degraded to places of no interest. The fields are embellished with...

Grana Padano first appeared around the year one thousand, in the countryside surrounding the Po. It was a time of hunger and famine, when nothing could be wasted. The monks therefore researched a method to transform milk into a non-perishable cheese. Their experiments in maturing created a hard cheese that could be stored for long periods and which...

18 years ago she moved to Biella (Piedmont) in front of a rice field and, day and night, she saw rice. And seeing the straw burning in the field, she asked herself: what is that waste?  Native ecologist and architect, she looked beyond and thought of a solution: how can I recover that waste and turn it into a resource? Italy is the leading rice pro...